The pressure from pro-corporate establishment voices against the budget reconciliation bill is intensifying because progressives are, for the first time in generations, threatening to use their leverage and refuse to vote for a watered-down bill stripped of measures that would aid working people.
David Sirota is editor-at-large at Jacobin. He edits the Daily Poster newsletter and previously served as a senior adviser and speechwriter on Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign.
Kyrsten Sinema has received some of the most Big Pharma money of any Democrat in the Senate — and a pharma-backed dark money group started running ads for her just before she threatened to take down Democrats’ drug pricing plan.
Three House Democrats working to kill legislation to control prescription drug prices raked in roughly $1.6 million from pharma donors — and the top aide for one of them is now a Big Pharma lobbyist.
Amy Barrett says Supreme Court justices must be “hyper vigilant” about their biases — less than four months after Barrett decided to participate in a major climate case against Shell Oil, the fossil fuel giant that employed her father for nearly three decades.
The 9/11 era helped create a modern version of the Dark Ages. Today, we must finally move beyond it and forge a new sort of politics based on truth and collective emancipation.
A reminder that if we hope to ever rebuild an economy that works for everyone, we need a much stronger labor movement.
Democrats promised legislation to codify Roe v. Wade and preempt the Texas anti-abortion law, but they’ve chosen to leave it sitting with a congressional panel. The inaction of Democrats is unacceptable.
Corporate America wants to decouple the infrastructure bill from the climate and budget bill. The best chance to prevent that is for enough progressive lawmakers to pledge to vote against any infrastructure bill until the climate and budget bill passes.
About half of all bosses aren’t giving workers time to get vaccinated and recover from vaccines. Joe Biden isn’t doing enough to change that.
Rahm Emanuel has been at the center of nearly every act of Democratic evildoing of the past few decades. He’s being rewarded for that behavior with an ambassadorship to Japan.
The Democrats threatening to help Republicans halt a budget package have taken in millions from Big Pharma and fossil fuel industries worried about losing profits if the budget passes.
Oil and gas donors have spent $100 million on elections in Texas. Now storms made worse by climate change have flooded the state capitol building in Austin.
Census data shows Americans are moving out of locales most insulated from climate change and into the most climate-threatened regions. The results could be disastrous in the near future.
Seven Democratic senators voted with the GOP to block restrictions on fracking this week. Those seven Democrats also raked in $1.7 million in donations from oil and gas donors.
Andrew Cuomo is leaving. But his likely escape from prosecution and impeachment is a blatant demonstration of what kinds of crimes politicians can get away with in America.
The new IPCC report confirms that if the Biden administration gives us a repeat of Obama’s climate denialism and refusal to aggressively cut back emissions, the climate crisis will radically escalate, devastating the lives and livelihoods of workers around the world.
Joe Biden’s top domestic policy adviser, Susan Rice, owns a big stake in a company whose pipeline was just backed by the White House. It’s just an ordinary day in a world where the superrich control both the economy and the government.
Workers’ retirement savings aren’t usually thought of as a stimulating topic. But we should pay closer attention, because public pensions are a key way for Wall Street to steal wealth from workers and hoard it for themselves.
Democrats bankrolled by Big Pharma are suddenly targeting Nina Turner — right after she aired an ad touting Medicare for All.
Supreme Court justices are being portrayed by mainstream media like the New York Times as moderate — at the exact same time the court is repeatedly voting to rig America’s laws against workers.